This role is offered on a part time basis with an actual annual salary of £21,753 per annum.
This role is homebased in the UK with a requirement for the post holder to live within the Cornwall and Devon region.
There’s never been a better time to join Christian Aid’s Fundraising & Supporter Engagement Department. We would say that, wouldn’t we? But we mean it. Despite the challenges we’ve all faced over recent years, we have grown income and smashed our targets, making a transformational impact for people in poverty. Your next career step could see you joining our passionate and energetic team of poverty-fighters. We inspire more than 250,000 supporters and thousands of supporting churches to raise more than £40 million annually to tackle the root causes of extreme poverty.
We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and recognise the value this brings in forming strong, creative and high performing teams. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, and from those with experience from outside of the voluntary sector. And no, you don’t have to be Christian to work here – we encourage people of all faiths and none to apply. We just ask that everyone lives out our values of dignity, equality, justice and love. We value a good work-life balance, so we’re open to part-time and flexible working. We also offer hybrid working for our office-based colleagues and the option of being a homeworker for most of our roles too.
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About the role
Church Engagement and Fundraising Officers (CEFO) inspire churches and individuals to be agents of change, with Christian Aid, in order to overcome poverty. The CEFO’s specific contribution is to offer bespoke support, often face-to-face, to a defined set of churches and Christian Aid groups, to enable and enrich their contribution. CEFOs motivate churches, groups and individuals to give, act and pray.
Responding to the needs of churches and church networks within the Cornwall and Devon, CEFOs seek to build on the agency of supporters wherever possible and are responsible for supporting and developing volunteers within their area of work.
If you have a passion for tackling injustice and experience in the areas of fundraising, church life and relationship building, we’d love to hear from you.
Church Engagement and Fundraising Officers are measured against clearly defined targets and success indicators.
- You will steward the relationship with a wide range of churches and Christian Aid groups in the Cornwall and Devon, to inspire them to give, act and pray with Christian Aid.
- You will bring your experience of church engagement and fundraising to build and nurture new and existing networks and relationships.
- You’ll be able to speak confidently and effectively to inspire people with Christian Aid’s work and leverage support and commitment.
- You will support and develop volunteers within their area of work, and draw on volunteer expertise where possible.
- You will analyse and interpret information and data in order to prioritise work to achieve results.
- You’ll meet fundraising targets, generate creative and effective engagement ideas and be ready to partner with stakeholders including volunteers, leaders, pastors, ministers, colleagues and Christian media.
At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.
We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams.
We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian – Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).
All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
This role requires applicants to have the right to live and work in the country where this position is based and undertake the role that you have been offered. If you are successful and we make you an offer for the role, we will be required to conduct a right to work check on your immigration status in the UK. We will contact you regarding the documentation you will need to provide to evidence this.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.